Ninth Annual Bayou Teche Bear Festival brings weekend of fun and festivities
The Ninth Annual Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival was held Friday through Sunday in Franklin. Newly crowned Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival Queen Robin Nicole Marcel received the key to the parish from St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin, above. Pictured with Naquin and Marcel is outgoing Bayou Teche Bear Festival Queen Abriona Kirt. Below, festivalgoers enjoyed food, crafts, face painting and balloon animals as well as live music, games and educational activities.